From a technical point of view I don´t know what to think of that grainy look, especially on your skin. I´m not very fond of it. Besides that my attention is somehow constantly drawn to the reflection on the nirvana poster. Besides that a nice idea.
You are right. On the one hand side all those "Wow! This one is so great! Amazing work!!!!!!" comments are indeed good for the ego, but on the other hand side, as you already mentioned, these comments don´t help very much to improve yourself. I´m considering to just list the pro´s and con´s of a pic in future comments, for example:
- composition (would have put the model more off center)
- to much negative space to the left (-> crop)
hmmm.... just something I was thinking about recently as I had to comment on quite a lot of others work, which is very time-consuming when done thoroughly... :-/
lol Yes, I've realised how time consuming it is to give really good critism comments here on dA to a few people.. I've tried doing it before. So now I really only do it when people are asking for it, or if I find there is something that would add a really interesting effect if they changed a few things. I really appreciate your time though, and I will definitaly take these things into consideration the next time I do a shooting like this